Proper trainings for female jobseekers abroad stressed (The Financial Express (Bangladesh))

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  • March 1, 2015
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Speakers at a seminar on Saturday stressed the need for proper trainings of female overseas jobseekers to protect them from exploitation.
They also emphasised ensuring security measures before sending them to foreign job destinations.
The speakers made the observations at the Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA)’s 3rd monthly forum meeting on ‘Safe Women Migration: Role of BAIRA and Civil Society.’
The meeting was jointly organised by the association and International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in the city.
It was coordinated by Asma Khatun, senior project coordinator of IOMDhaka and Obidul Areef, member secretary, forum of BAIRA.
Media personality Muhammad Jahangir said female workers should be given complete training on their work so that they can handle it properly.
Over sending female workers to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) he said government and local recruiters should provide necessary lessons to the job seekers on language, daily work and family norms of Middle Eastern country. “The Bangladeshis, living for long in Saudi Arabia, can brief the job seekers about the issues,” he said.
He also said Bangladesh should go for a study as to why other countries like the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Indonesia stopped sending female workers to the KSA.
Chairman of WARBE Development FoundationBangladesh Syed Saiful Haque also stressed taking proper training programmes for female overseas job seekers.
Programme officer of IOM Maximilian Pottlar highlighted the need for training programme with the joint initiatives of International Labour Organisation (ILO), IOM and Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) focusing on job as domestic help.
Chairperson of Centre for NRB Shekil Chowdhury, BAIRA president Mohammad Abul Bashar, secretary general Monsur Ahmed Kalam, senior vice president Ali Haider Chowdhury, among others, were present at the programme.